Sharazazi Dyson, MEd

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Sharazazi Dyson, Therapist, Inner Courage Counseling

Hi, I am Sharazazi Dyson (she/hers). Finding a counselor, researching practices, navigating insurance concerns and all the personal stuff that comes up when looking into counseling, can absolutely be a daunting task, and I get it. I also have had experiences of “what if this is nothing like I’m looking for and I wasted my time”. That is a place of vulnerability, and a place of vulnerability is a scary but wonderful place to start. Reach out if you’re ready to start together and we can explore your counseling caution, goals and what wellness means for you.

You may know exactly why you are seeking services or you just might have a bit of intuition telling you that this is something you want to look into. You are navigating concerns of your own identity or relationships with others and may be wondering what does a healthy friendship or relationship look like for you. You may just feel “off” and can’t pinpoint if it is anxiety, stress, fear or something on the other end of the spectrum. Though you may be navigating these concerns, you are willing to take a closer look at how it is impacting your life and you want to learn how to do more than cope, you want to thrive. You want to be able to understand what you are experiencing and how you may advocate for yourself within the counseling space and outside of it.

As a counselor, I believe that each person has their own unique experiences and therefore, I seek to explore your voice, your perspective and your understanding of your concerns. I draw from a three part foundation of a person-centered, multicultural and feminist framework, this grounds how I support and work with you. This means I act as a sounding board for you and do not make decisions on your behalf, I integrate cultural competency throughout to allow me to see you as a whole person and not a problem that needs fixing, and that we look at the individual and environmental factors of your concerns. These techniques and others will allow you and I to explore your needs and develop a collaborative relationship that fosters wellness outside of the counseling partnership.

I received my Master of Education degree in Counseling, specializing in College Counseling and Student Affairs from DePaul University in 2019. I have helped clients 11 years old+ struggling with a range of academic, interpersonal and mental health and wellness concerns. I take an integrative approach to working with clients and combine counseling theory techniques to best effectively fit your needs. Primarily, my counseling is grounded in a person-centered, feminist and multicultural framework. Outside of the counseling field, I have worked in higher education in career services, residence life, fraternity and sorority life and multicultual student affairs. I am passionate about supporting those with marginalized identities, such as those marginalized by race or gender and sexual identity (BIPOC, LGBTQ) and aim to continue that work here. I am motivated to help clients recognize their own story and potential and support them in their pursuit of wellness. 

Online Therapy Services

Sharazazi is currently offering online counseling services. Utilizing our HIPAA compliant platform, Sharazazi brings therapy to you in the safety of your home. When working on issues surrounding Women’s issues, Identity and trauma, the comfort of your home may be the best place to meet with Sharazazi to achieve the therapy goals you are looking to gain. This is where online virtual counseling becomes an additional asset for her to clinically work with you. She is also working with clients in-person with very minimal availability.

Forms of Payment Accepted

Sharazazi accepts the following insurance plans:

Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO

Cigna



1754 N. Washington St Suite 104A
Naperville, IL 60563



620 W Roosevelt Suite C1
Wheaton, IL 60187

info@innercouragecounselingllc.com
630.995.3193
"When getting in touch with someone to find a therapist I was emailed by Stacy Ramirez, she was very kind and helpful which was appreciated because I have never seen a therapist so I was unsure of the process. I had my first session with Beth Halterman, she made sure to introduce herself before the first session which i thought was very sweet because I was a bit nervous about seeking a therapist to begin with and seeing someone face to face for the first time without having ever spoken before would have made me a bit more nervous."
January 25, 2021
"When getting in touch with someone to find a therapist I was emailed by Stacy Ramirez, she was very kind and helpful which was appreciated because I have never seen a therapist so I was unsure of the process. I had my first session with Beth Halterman, she made sure to introduce herself before the first session which i thought was very sweet because I was a bit nervous about seeking a therapist to begin with and seeing someone face to face for the first time without having ever spoken before would have made me a bit more nervous."
January 24, 2021
"Inner Courage Counseling has a lovely building that's warm and clean. My counselor was so good that when she started at Inner Courage I moved practices so I could stay with her. I would absolutely recommended them to anyone seeking counseling."
December 14, 2019
"I have always been hesitant about counseling especially when it involves my daughter. But I have to say Brittany Roback is absolutely amazing. My daughter has been seeing Brittany for about 6 months now and I have seen great improvements. Just after the first session I saw my daughter using skills Brittany had shown her. Brittany has always made sure to make my daughter and myself feel comfortable. My daughter sees it as a safe place when she sees Brittany."
December 12, 2019
"Inner Courage Counseling has really been there for me from the moment I first called and they continue to be. I have always struggled to find a counselor that I mesh well with and one that creates an environment that I feel encouraged to dedicate time for myself. I’ve learned things about myself that I never knew before and I’m excited because I know I will continue to. I truly feel like I am growing in a positive way after each session. That’s both exciting and encouraging for me."
January 5, 2021 #2
"I have been able to make tremendous leaps in my life thanks to the counseling I have received at Inner Courage Counseling. My issues and feelings feel heard and overall my life would not be the same without the help and guidance of my counselors."
January 5, 2021
"Yessica was great, I felt very heard and understood. I am excited to continue to work with her."
December 10, 2020
"Melanie has been very open and personable. She listens well and makes me feel like I am in a safe and shame free environment."
December 9, 2020